Just tried to upgrade my wordpress blog using the automatic upgrade function. It asks me to upgrade my database, and after I click the button all I get is a page with the wordpress logo, nothing else.
When I reload the page, it doesn't change anything. The URL is
If I try to access /wp-admin it redirects me to the "upgradee database" page, as if I never started the upgrade in the first place.
I can access the blog pages, but not the backend.
Steps taken so far:
- Upgrade started (no plugins deactivated) = Fail = Backend no longer accessible
- plugin directory renamed = started database upgrade = fail
- Manual upgrade via FTP upload according to instrctions on wp codex
- got up to database upgrade throwing an error (fields that it wants to add already exist, but there are no such fields in the database)
Which steps should I take to debug and solve this problem?
[Dirty fix] change wp_options/db_version to the one 3.5 uses. system seems to run.